Iridium Shaver Not Worth the High Price

December 12, 2011 in Hair Removal 101,Hair removal at home

A new luxury razor promises the closest shave for any man. The big question is whether any guy is insane enough to actually purchase it.

In fact, anyone would have to wonder why Zafirro would design an over-expensive Iridium razor in the first place.

Certainly the $100,000 razor generated plenty of buzz from numerous magazines. Time magazine listed it as one of the top 50 inventions of the year for some reason. Unfortunately, the entire design is pretty disappointing. It looks like an ordinary disposable razor.

Zafirro tries to justify the high price tag by stating that the razor’s handle is made of 99.95 percent iridium, the strongest and densest functional metal on the planet. They state that iridium is derived mainly from meteorites and that it is used in rocket engine components because of its extreme durability.

It seems pretty sexy to hold a razor made from rare metals, to actually make people feel like they are shaving with highly advanced technology. Zafirro states that the blades of the shaver are made of sapphire. The company claims that the handle is hypoallergenic and impervious to oxidation and corrosion. If that wasn’t enough, the blades were sharpened using high-energy ionized particles. The blade is 5000 times thinner than a human hair.

All this high-quality production is fine and dandy, but many publications are already reporting that this razor isn’t worth the huge price tag. The manufacturer provides about 20 years of service that people will ever need to maintain it. However, a normal person would never even think about paying such a high price for a shaver that looks more like a disposable razor.

Anyone will see that this type of product also isn’t designed to provide the closest possible cut. The razor only holds two blades. This is inadequate, especially when compared to other razors that use three or four blades. The garden hoe shape of the Iridium only provides the close shave of a typical, everyday razor.

Even if it has a hypoallergenic iridium handle that will never cause allergic reactions, I can’t remember any shaver that would cause such a problem in the first place. The only reason that men would want this is if they already own all the expensive things that they will ever need.

This is probably why Zafirro only has 99 Iridium razors available on the Internet. It’s a more reasonable product if someone considers that it is a top-of-the-line luxury item for only the wealthiest consumers. The big question is whether anyone will ever buy an Iridium razor at such a high price.

Then again, Zafirro already produces plenty of other overly expensive razors that sell like hotcakes. In fact, their Titanium razor with sapphire blades sold out on the weekend when it was first available. One can only suppose that there’s a niche market for ridiculous luxury items such as this one. Whatever the case, it’s a good idea not to waste money on this over-priced thing.

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